Cheap flights from New Delhi to Colombo

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Flight information New Delhi to Colombo

Cheapest return price last month

₹ 15,262

Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 2419 kilometres

3h 35min

Most popular airline last month

SriLankan Airlines

Colombo Bandaranayake, Colombo Ratmalana, Diyawanna Oya and Kelaniya

4 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 4 airports in Colombo: Colombo Bandaranayake, Colombo Ratmalana, Diyawanna Oya, and Kelaniya.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from New Delhi to Colombo is ₹ 15,262. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
3h 35min is the average flight time from New Delhi to Colombo.
There are 3 airlines who fly direct from New Delhi to Colombo.
There are 22 flights per week flying from New Delhi to Colombo, as of August.

How to compare and get the best flights from Delhi to Colombo?

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What you need to know before flying from New Delhi to Colombo?

Airport information


Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

New Udaan Bhavan, Opp. T3 IGI Airport, New Delhi – 110037, India


Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka

Ratmalana Airport (RML)

Ratmalana, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Colombo has direct flights from 9-10 Indian cities, and connecting flights from many others. See list here.

Getting to New Delhi airport

  • Delhi Airport is located on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway 20 km to the south of the city centre.
  • Travellers can take the metro (Orange line to T3), prepaid and metered cabs, and hired rickshaws.

Travelling from Colombo

  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport lies 17 km south of the Fort Area and Bandaranayke Airport lies 32 km north.
  • Travellers can take taxis and buses from the airports to the city.
  • Travellers can also rent cars. See here and here.

Facilities at New Delhi and Colombo airports

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport has both international and domestic terminals, free Wi-Fi for 45 minutes, premium loungescurrency exchange and forex services, cafés and restaurants, duty-free shops, etc.
  • Colombo’s airports have free Wi-Fi, lounges, forex and currency exchange services, 24-hr cafés and food counters, duty-free shops, medical assistance, etc.
  • Tips on how to make the best out of your flight journey from New Delhi to Colombo

    The average flight time from New Delhi to Colombo Bandaranaike is 3h 35min, via direct flights. A trip to Colombo is a great idea for a within-budget international trip. Explore the other best features and places of interest in Sri Lanka.

    Weather in Colombo

    July to September and November to February are the best times to visit the coastal Colombo. The temperatures are between 4 and 29 degrees Celsius, the rains are lesser, and the season is dry and great for outdoor activities.

    Exchange rate

    1 Indian Rupee (INR) equals 2.14 Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR). See more here.

    Cost of living in Colombo

    Rides from Bandaranayke Airport to the city centre cost LKR 110 in a bus and 2,500-3,000 in a taxi, while a 3 km ride in the local autorickshaw called the tuk-tuk costs LKR 150-200. Budget meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) cost an average of LKR 250-1,500. The famous and popular street dish Kottu Roti costs around LKR 200-350, while a 0.7L bottle of beer costs LKR 240-370.

    Mode of payments accepted in Colombo

    Sri Lanka is still largely a cash-accepting economy, so cash will work at all places. Travellers can exchange currency anywhere in the city (avoid the airport since rates are lower). Credit cards are accepted at all big hotels.

    Best places for your first meal in Colombo

    Colombo delicacies include Kottu Roti, Gotu Kola Sambol, Wambatu Moju, Polos, Parippu, Kukul Mas Curry, Fish ambul thiyal, etc. Travellers can head to areas in and around Colombo 07, Colombo 06 and the Fort area for the best restaurants in Colombo.

    Documents required to travel from Delhi to Colombo

    Passengers travelling from Delhi to Colombo must carry all the documents listed below

    • Valid Passport
    • Valid Visa
    • Return flight tickets (sometimes asked by the immigration depending on your visa type)

    Major airlines that operate from Delhi to Colombo

    Jet Airways flights to Colombo, Air India flights to Colombo, SriLankan Airlines flights to Colombo

    FAQ on Flights from Delhi to Colombo

    • Q1: How can I book cheap New Delhi to Colombo flight tickets online?
      A: Use Skyscanner's flight search above and fill in your travel dates and click on "Search Flights". You can now choose the desired flight to Colombo from the list.
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      A: Skyscanner search engine pulls flight prices from all the major airlines and online travel agents like MakeMytrip,ClearTrip, Yatra, Goibibo etc., Hence you don’t have to check multiple websites to find the best price. Once you find your cheap flights & click to select, we link you directly to the airline or travel agent. No hidden charges, no added fees.
    • Q3: Which is the cheapest month to book flights from New Delhi to Colombo?
      A: Check the bar chart at the top to find the cheapest month to fly from New Delhi to Colombo. The chart is based on the next 12 months price data we have.
    • Q4: Should I opt for a travel insurance while flying from of New Delhi to Colombo?
      A: It's always safe to travel with a travel insurance.
    • Q5: Should I opt for on board food while travelling from New Delhi to Colombo?
      A: Its suggested to opt for on board meals while flying to Colombo.
    • Q6: What is the check in luggage limit in New Delhi to Colombo flights?
      A: Generally, 15 kg is the allowed baggage limit for an economy class passenger flying from New Delhi to Colombo. Its advised to check your baggage limit that is printed on your ticket as it varies from airline to airline.
    • Q7: What is the hand baggage limit in New Delhi to Colombo flights?
      A: 7 to 10 kg is the allowed hand luggage limit while flying from New Delhi to Colombo. For most recent updates on the hand luggage weight, contact respective airlines.
    • Q8: What is the advantage of doing a web check in while flying from New Delhi?
      A: Web check-in confirms your travel while flying from New Delhiand saves your time at the check-in counter.
    • Q9: How can I change my New Delhi to Colombo travel dates after booking?
      A: Before check-in, the respective flight operator will allow you to change your travel dates. Generally, its chargeable based on the rescheduled date. It is recommended to contact respective airlines to know about the charges.
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    Information and Data provided on this page is correct as of Sep 15th, 2017

    Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.